Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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Industrial Technology (INDT)

INDT 1000 — Intro to Hazardous Materials   3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of hazardous materials. It discusses the health effects of these substances on the ecosystem and introduces the legislation intended to minimize risks to the population at large. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 0990, MATH 0980

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1010 — Intro to Process Technology   3 credit hours

This course introduces the field of process operations within the process industry and reviews the roles and responsibilities of process technicians, the environment in which they work, and the equipment and systems that they operate. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 0990, MATH 0980

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1020 — Fundamentals of Safety   3 credit hours

This course provides a comprehensive and integrated coverage of modern techniques in safety programming. It includes safety programs tailored to meet modern management practices and newly developed and tested concepts of safety organization and administration.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1030 — Industrial & Plant Safety   3 credit hours

This course introduces various types of plant hazards, safety and environmental systems and equipment, and industry regulations. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 0980, MATH 1300, MATH 1400, ENGL 0990, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1040 — Lab Technician I   3 credit hours

The course familiarizes students with different petroleum refinery laboratory techniques involving products such as gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, and diesel as well as product quality control. It emphasizes the theory, operation, and significance of each test covered.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1100 — Intro to Industrial Maintenan   1 credit hour

This course provides a general comprehensive study of industrial safety, including codes, standards, and regulations, that gives students a practical working knowledge of safety hazards. Students practice and reinforce all skills, philosophy, and comprehension in individual and group activities.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1120 — Material Handling   2 credit hours

This course studies the proper methods of storing, movement and securing both solid and liquid material in an industrial setting.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

INDT 1200 — Metal Fabrication   3 credit hours

This course involves the study and practical application of metal fabrication. It includes design, material choices, and construction techniques. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): WELD 1100, WELD 1130

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

INDT 1210 — Preventative Maintenance   4 credit hours

This course introduces safety procedures and the proper types of preventive maintenance and trouble-shooting practices for plant equipment. Lab Fee

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

INDT 1220 — Rigging   2 credit hours

This course introduces the proper types of rigging equipment, hand signals, and safety procedures, along with man-lift, forklift, and crane operations and procedures.

Schedule type: Independent Study, Web

INDT 1310 — Process Instrumentation I   3 credit hours

This course studies the instruments and instrument systems used in the petrochemical industry. It covers terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1010

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1320 — Process Instrumentation II   3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of INDT 1310 using actual demonstration units. It introduces switches, relays, the annunciator system, signal conversion, transmission, controllers, control schemes, advance control schemes, digital control, programmable logic control, distributed control systems, instrumentation power supplies, emergency shutdown systems, and instrumentation malfunctions. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 0980, ENGL 0990, INDT 1310

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1610 — Process Technology I (Equip)   3 credit hours

This course introduces the equipment used in the process industry. Students study process industry-related equipment and concepts, including purpose, components, and operation. The course emphasizes the process technician’s role in operating and troubleshooting equipment. Lab Fee

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 0980, ENGL 0990

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 1640 — Oil & Gas Production I   3 credit hours

This course familiarizes students with the job of the oil and gas production technician. Students learn the history of the oil market, concepts surrounding exploration and geology, and the fundamentals of drilling and well completion. Upon completion of the course, they are able to describe and operate the equipment and systems used by the oil and gas production technician today. Lab Fee

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2070 — Quality Control   3 credit hours

This course introduces many process industry related quality concepts including operating consistency, continuous improvement, plant economics, team skills, and statistical process control. Lab fee

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2420 — Process Technology II Unit Sys   3 credit hours

This course studies the interrelation of process equipment and process systems by arranging process equipment into basic systems, describing the purpose and function of specific process systems, explaining how factors affecting process systems are controlled under normal conditions, and recognizing abnormal process conditions. It also introduces the concept of system and plant economics. Lab fee

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1010, INDT 1610, MATH 0990

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2430 — Process Technology III (Oper)   3 credit hours

This course teaches the operation of an entire unit within the process industry using the students’ existing knowledge of equipment, systems, and instrumentation. It also examines concepts related to commissioning, normal startup, normal operations, normal shutdown, turnarounds, and abnormal situations, as well as the process technician’s role in performing the tasks associated with these concepts within an operating unit. Lab fee

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 2420, MATH 1300

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2440 — Process Troubleshooting   3 credit hours

This course applies a six-step troubleshooting method for solving and correcting operation problems. It focuses on malfunctions as opposed to process design or configuration improvements. It uses data from the instrumentation to determine the cause for abnormal conditions in an organized and regimented way. Lab fee

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1320, INDT 2420, MATH 1300

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2630 — Fluid Mechanics   3 credit hours

This course addresses fluids, fluid types, and the chemical and physical natures and factors affecting fluids while in motion. It reviews basic calculations relative to flow and volume. It also addresses such topics as laminar/turbulent flow, viscosity, and Reynolds Number. Lab fee

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1010, INDT 1610, MATH 1300, PHSC 1000, PHSC 1100

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2900 — Job Readiness Skills   3 credit hours

This course prepares students for pre-employment tests for the oil, gas, and petro-chemical industries by strengthening mechanical knowledge through exercises in spatial relations, reasoning with symbols, and mechanical aptitude. It also develops job-seeking skills such as résumé writing and interviewing.

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1010, INDT 1610

Schedule type: Independent Study, Lecture, Web

INDT 2910 — Process Technology Internship   3 credit hours

Students work a minimum of 135 supervised hours in a local industrial setting. If an internship is not available, students complete an internal independent study. Corequisites: 15 hours or less to graduate and permission of the program manager

Pre-requisite(s): INDT 1010

Schedule type: Independent Study, Internship/Coop, Laboratory